Flora K Donner

Female29 July 1901–23 December 1995

Brief Life History of Flora K

When Flora K Donner was born on 29 July 1901, in New York, United States, her father, Michael G Donner, was 37 and her mother, Catherine Hoffman, was 31. She lived in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States for about 25 years and Pendleton, Niagara, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 23 December 1995, in Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 94.

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Michael G Donner
Catherine Hoffman
Marie E Donner
Flora K Donner
Charles J Donner

Sources (7)

  • Flora Donner in household of Frank A Meyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Flora K Donner, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Flora Donner in household of Donner, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 16

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.


Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a loud or irascible man, from Middle High German doner ‘thunder’ (Old High German thonar).

Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of German Donner ‘thunder’ as a surname (compare 1 above).

English (Lincolnshire): of Norman origin, a nickname from Anglo-Norman donour ‘giver, granter, generous, open-handed person’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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